$64 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 14, 2014 Check-out: Jul 17, 2014

Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

4 stars
Kucuk Ayosofya Mahallesi Sehit Mehmet Pasa Sokak 11-13, Sultanahmet Istanbul, Istanbul, TR-34400
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
29 reviews
Excellent place to stay

Close to all sites, staffs are very friendly. Excellent breakfast. Rooms very clean and spacious.... See full review

  • Khay7
  • Feb 24, 2014
Very nice hotel

My wife and I stayed 3 nights at this hotel which is at a very short distance (about 5 min walk)... See full review

  • SSSRS
  • Jan 7, 2014
Character Ottoman townhouse hotel with unique charm

The recently remodeled Garden House Hotel is a traditional Ottoman mansion house turned into a unique hotel, providing 24 individual guest accommodations. The hotel is in a tranquil setting yet is only moments from many major tourist attractions. While the hotel has a rich history, amenities and services are all modern and up to date. Wireless Internet and a business corner with access to a free computer are available. The Garden House Hotel serves delicious Turkish fare in an open-air restaurant and light refreshments and coffee in the hotel bar.

3 Reasons to Stay:
  • Excellent buffet breakfast served in the leafy surroundings of the hotel's interior garden

  • Elegant 19th century Ottoman mansion house restored to its former glory with traditional interiors and furnishings

  • Historic sites such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar all a short walk away

Garden House Hotel Rooms

No two rooms are the same at the Garden House Hotel in Istanbul. Each guestroom or suite is individually styled, creating a real home-from-home atmosphere. Richly polished wooden floors strewn with jewel colored carpets and gilded furnishings strongly reflect the opulent Ottoman style. Guests feel comfortable and welcome with complimentary tea/coffee in the room, mini bar, pillow menu, bathrobes, herbal bath toiletries and a hairdryer. Also featured in all rooms are a TV, safe to accommodate a laptop, Internet access and two phone lines. Deluxe rooms come with balconies and some have a Turkish bath. On the fifth floor is a luxury suite decorated in a style that is more contemporary. This light and airy suite offers a sea view with balcony, a separate seating area and bathroom with Jacuzzi. There is no elevator in the Garden House Hotel.

Things to Do:
  • Theodosius Obelisk (0.2mi/0.3km)

  • Blue Mosque (0.3mi/0.4km)

  • Mosaic Museum (0.3mi/0.4km)

  • Hagia Sophia (0.5mi/0.8km)

  • Basilica Cistern (0.8mi/1.2km)

  • Grand Bazaar (0.9mi/1.4km)

  • Topkapi Palace (2.1mi/3.3km)

  • Istanbul Museum of Modern Art (3.5mi/5.6km)

  • Taksim Square (4.4mi/7km)

  • Spice Market (5.2mi/8.3km)

Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul Rooms

Standard Room
One double or two single beds are available, all rooms have parquet floor, private bathrooms, minibar, satellite tv, direct dial telephone and safety deposit box.
Economy Double
One double bed is available, private bathrooms with shower,minibar, satellite tv, direct dial phone, safety deposit box.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Parking

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Hotel Map

41.0041 28.9725
Area served
Istanbul.
Nearby airports
Ataturk International Airport .
Area description
The Gardenhouse Hotel is located at Sultanahmet Peninsula in the heart of old Istanbul known as one of the biggest open air museum in the world.

Nearby points of interest

  • Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus): 0.1 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi): 0.2 mi
  • Blue Mosque: 0.3 mi
  • Grand Bazaar: 0.4 mi
  • Hagia Sophia: 0.5 mi
  • Kapali Carsi: 0.5 mi
  • Walls of Constantinople: 0.6 mi
  • Basilica Cistern: 0.6 mi
  • Archaeology museum: 0.7 mi
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi): 0.7 mi
  • Galata Bridge: 0.7 mi
  • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi): 0.8 mi
  • Hodjapasha Cultural Center: 0.8 mi
  • Istanbul University: 0.8 mi
  • Topkapi Palace: 0.9 mi
  • Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus): 0.1 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi): 0.2 mi
  • Blue Mosque: 0.3 mi
  • Grand Bazaar: 0.4 mi
  • Hagia Sophia: 0.5 mi
  • Kapali Carsi: 0.5 mi
  • Walls of Constantinople: 0.6 mi
  • Basilica Cistern: 0.6 mi
  • Archaeology museum: 0.7 mi
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi): 0.7 mi
  • Galata Bridge: 0.7 mi
  • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi): 0.8 mi
  • Hodjapasha Cultural Center: 0.8 mi
  • Istanbul University: 0.8 mi
  • Topkapi Palace: 0.9 mi
  • Bosphorus Strait: 1.1 mi
  • Tünel: 1.1 mi
  • Miniaturk: 1.1 mi
  • Galata Tower: 1.5 mi
  • Istanbul Modern Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Maiden`s Tower: 1.8 mi
  • Istanbul Modern: 1.8 mi
  • Golden Horn: 1.9 mi
  • Suleymaniye Mosque: 2.4 mi
  • Beyoglu: 2.5 mi
  • Haydarpaşa Terminal: 2.5 mi
  • Kariye Museum (The Chora Church): 2.6 mi
  • Atatürk Cultural Center: 2.6 mi
  • Dolmabahce Palace: 2.8 mi
  • Spice Market: 2.9 mi
  • Rahmi M. Koc Museum: 3 mi
  • Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii): 3.6 mi
  • Kadikoy: 3.7 mi
  • Yildiz Park: 3.8 mi
  • Ortakoy: 4.1 mi
  • The Bosphorus Bridge: 5 mi
  • Rumeli Hisarı: 7 mi
  • Rumeli Fortress: 7.3 mi
  • Sakip Sabanci Museum: 7.8 mi
  • Emirgan Park: 8.3 mi
  • Istanbul Aquarium: 9.5 mi
  • The Princes' Islands: 11.4 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1300
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (29)

Ratings and reviews for Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
29 out of 29
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.8
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.6

97% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Libn
Ottawa, Canada
Jul 6, 2014

Family getaway

We enjoyed our 10 day stay in this hotel. We stayed in the suite which is very spacious (other rooms are significantly smaller) but did not have a balcony. We really enjoyed the garden for relaxing in the shade and and enjoying the free coffee, tea, and snacks. The food was overall good. The location is fantastic, really close to many attractions. We would go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Khay7
London uk
Feb 24, 2014

Excellent place to stay

Close to all sites, staffs are very friendly. Excellent breakfast. Rooms very clean and spacious. Will recommend to all

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SSSRS
Houston, TX
Jan 7, 2014

Very nice hotel

My wife and I stayed 3 nights at this hotel which is at a very short distance (about 5 min walk) from the Hippodrome/Blue mosque. Hotel staff was very cordial, friendly and helpful and gave us good directions and good advice which saved us from using costlier alternatives (e.g. how to take a tram to go to Dolmabahce palace or where to find a good restaurant). The breakfast was great and we also liked the afternoon snacks/coffee arrangement. Overall, the experience was great and we recommend it for others.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Valen
London
Nov 28, 2013

A bit average!

Staff very friendly and helpful. Room comfortable but not very big. Rather noisy with local traffic and loud calls to prayer from local mosque woke us up very early most mornings. Poor wifi signal and internet access. Breakfast included: cheeses, cold meats, nuts, muesli, dried and fresh fruit, honeycomb, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, local bread, juices, coffee, but after a few days somehow felt a bit boring. Restaurant evening meal not outstanding and much better available locally. Try 'Spectra' restaurant 5 minutes up road near Blue Mosque - had three meals there, all courses of which were very good indeed (cost about 50TL/person for 3 courses+drinks). Hotel within 10 -15 minutes (1st 5 minutes uphill) walking distance of several interesting sites (Blue mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Cistern, Topkapi Palace etc) and good frequent tram link to many interesting parts of city (3 TL token available at tramstops covers any distance). Several groups offer minibus transfers at airport, so don't pre-book, ditto coming back, should be no more than 5 euro/person. If you want Bosporus boat trip don't buy from touts, you can get fraction of price directly from piers near Galata bridge. Look out for 'Namli' restaurant (cross Galata bridge then look in waterfront area on right hand side), outstanding local dishes at reasonable prices. Also in this area you can get wonderful freshly cooked bbq fish sandwiches (6TL).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Spectra Restaurant

Review of Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
islandtraveler
Northern California
Oct 4, 2013

A Great Place to stay in old Istanbul

Staff was warm and welcoming, and very helpful. Location was very good and close to most visited sites. Room was very clean and comfortable. There is a patio on the lobby floor that is very pleasant to relax in. They provide coffee, tea and juices as well as water and Turkish pastries and cookies all day, complimentary. One caveat, to reach all those wonderful sites nearby, one must climb a steep hill about 2 blocks long. Our stay included breakfast, which was a very good Mediterranean style.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Check out the Istanbul Museum of Archeology- Tiled Lions relief from the ancient city of Babylon!

Review of Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SK UAE
Abu Dhabi
Aug 19, 2013

Perfect hotel in sultanahmet

The hotel is beautiful, clean and only 5 mins from the blue mosque. The staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel has a nice outdoor space for breakfast. We stayed here with our extended family and had a great time. Be prepared to climb stairs to your room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

The Arasta bazaar in the shadow of the blue mosque is only 5 minutes from the hotel and has beautiful handicrafts with a much easier shopping experience than the grand bazaar.

Review of Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Frequentflyer9
USA
Jul 27, 2013

Awesome service.. great location

Amazing service.. really memorable hospitality. Decent breakfast. Great location.. close to all the historic sites in Istanbul. Rooms are average though...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk to the Blue mosque.. the Ayasofya and the Basilica Cistern. Be wary of the loafers outside the sites..

Review of Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Alexander T
DC, USA
Jun 19, 2013

nice small hotel with rustic garden and very friendly staff

We (family w a 6y old) recently spent a long weekend at the Garden House hotel. the location is perfact - walking distance form all the main tourist site. The hotel staff was very (family) friendly. Perhaps the hotel's greatest asset is the spacious back garden - where we spent most of the day eand evening time we were at the hotel. A great haven away form hectic istanbul, and I believe a rarity in this part of town. Also appreciated were complimentary drinking water and coffee/tea (24h), as well as afternoon cookies/cakes and wine reception on Fri and Sats. All in all a very nice place to stay when visiting Sultanahmed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Neil C
UK
Apr 14, 2013

Convenient, clean and friendly hotel

This small, well appointed hotel seems to be a favourite of academic tour groups. The staff are friendly, the rooms quiet, comfortable and clean and the breakfast buffet excellent. It is very close to the main tourist sites and there are ample local restaurants to choose from. The only significant drawback is the steep cobbled hill on which the hotel sits.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Book your taxi from the airport in advance.

Review of Gardenhouse Hotel Istanbul

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Gerry Kerr
Baku
Mar 8, 2013

Comfortable

Value for money. My one issue was the climb to your room. Top of the building and no lift. I did ask for a room on a lower level but was informed there were none available. Not sure if this was correct. I would stay here again but only if a room on a lower level can be provided

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
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